Senior Technical Project Lead/Product Design Engineer for Optical Components

NIL Technology is growing, and we are looking for a new colleague to join our Engineering team in Horgen (Zürich), Switzerland.

As a Product Design Engineer, you will be the technical project lead bringing our world class products based on highly advanced diffractive optical components and metaoptics from design to development and mass-production.

In your role, you have the high-level overview on all technical aspects of the product. In the design process, you consider the constraints from mastering, process, assembly, testing and reliability. You are the main responsible for the technical documentation and key interface between mastering-, process- and test-teams. Externally, you will work with suppliers and represent the company towards our customers as main technical interface.

You will collaborate closely with colleagues in Switzerland, Denmark, Sweden, and US. With your target-oriented approach to work, you will successfully navigate the fast-paced work environment typical for the consumer electronics industry. As a part of the young and dynamic team where we strive for mutual success, your contributions will be key to the growth and success of the company.

Read more about working at NILT here:

Essential duties and responsibilities of the position

  • Technical driver of the opto-mechanical Design Process (DFM, FMEA)
  • Owner of product related technical documentation (Technical drawings, specs to suppliers & subcontractors)
  • Anticipate technical risks and mitigate them
  • Technical interface between optical design, testing, process-development, reliability, etc.
  • Interacting with suppliers to define specifications (wafers, materials, coatings, etc.)
  • Main technical interface to customer, providing regular updates & data analysis

Skills & Experiences

  • AutoCAD and Solidworks (or similar software) skills
  • Knowledge in mechanical design (DFM) & failure analysis (FMEA, Fishbone, DOE)
  • Solid background in optics (imaging optics, VCSEL lasers) and materials (polymers)
  • Experience in product development and ramp-up for consumer electronics products
  • Strong self-drive and capability to work towards an objective rather than following instructions
  • Systematic and structured approach to solving problems
  • Excellent communication & presentation skills
  • Flexible and customer-oriented mindset
  • Resilience in the face of challenges & ability to improvise

Qualifications & Profile

  • MSc degree in Mechanical Engineering, Material Science, Electronic Engineering or similar
  • At least 5 years of related work experience, preferably for consumer-electronics applications
  • Fluent in English (required), German is a strong plus

What NILT offers

  • Dynamic but easy-going start-up work environment with flat hierarchies
  • Newly built office and cleanroom facilities next to the train station of Horgen and Lake Zurich
  • Opportunity to grow with the company and develop skills in a multidisciplinary environment
  • Flexible working times and strong team spirit

Start date: as soon as possible. 

We will evaluate applications as they are received and we will be happy to receive your application as soon as possible and no later than April 23rd, 2021. We encourage you to send us your application by email to [email protected]. Please use subject line “Senior Technical Project Lead_your name”. The application should as minimum include motivation and a CV describing previous related experiences.

Your application may be stored with the company for up to 6 months unless you request otherwise.

If you have questions about the position, you are welcome to write to [email protected], and we will forward the email to the recruitment team. 

About NIL Technology
NILT is a well-funded, IP rich, innovative nano-optics company with headquarters in Copenhagen, Denmark. Currently, we have 60 employees among our four locations in Denmark, Sweden, Switzerland and USA. We are working with clients from more than 30 countries, and we are active in several national and EU financed development projects. Our team consist of people with background from more than 20 countries and the company language is English. NILT is financially backed by seasoned executives from the industry, as well as from major tech equity investors who all share our appetite for growth.

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